Renewable energy

In this May 2014, photo provided by Solar Roadways, Scott and Julie Brusaw stand for a photo on a prototype solar-panel parking area at their company's business in Sandpoint, Idaho. Scott Brusaw's idea for solar-powered roads has gone viral and raised more than $1.4 million in crowdsourced funding. Brusaw is proposing to pave driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways with hexagon-shaped solar panels that will produce electricity and could even propel electric cars. (AP Photo/Solar Roadways)

Inventor pushes solar panels for roads, highways

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren’t meant for rooftops. They are meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways. Brusaw, an electrical engineer, […]

07/11/2014

This handout provided by RES Americas shows the 166 megawatt Hackberry Wind Farm near Albany, Texas. (AP Photo/RES Americas)

Microsoft enters 20-year deal for Texas wind power

HOUSTON (AP) — It takes a lot of energy to store all the data 1 billion people and 20 million businesses plug into their computers, phones, tablets and gadgets. So as part of an effort […]

11/04/2013

California Governor Jerry Brown (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Bill gives PUC leeway to restructure utility rates

  SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill to promote greater use of renewable energy in California while allowing for changes in how consumers pay for electricity. The Democratic governor said […]

10/07/2013

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LA now pays for power from solar panels

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles utilities officials will now pay building owners who install solar panels on their properties for feeding power into the city’s grid. In a release Wednesday, the city’s Department […]

06/26/2013

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Obama takes aim at changing climate

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared the debate over climate change and its causes obsolete Tuesday as he announced a wide-ranging plan to tackle pollution and prepare communities for global warming. In a major […]

06/25/2013

FTC issues revised green marketing guidelines

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Trade Commission is releasing an updated version of its green marketing guidelines that aim to hold companies to truthful standards in touting the environmental friendliness of their products. The revision […]

10/01/2012

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